Towards a workforce strategy for freight drivers: background paper

The availability and capability of the transport and logistics workforce will be a critical factor in meeting the demands of future freight growth and in assisting the Victorian Government to deliver Freight Futures, which is the centrepiece policy for ensuring a managed and planned response to Victoria's future freight needs. There are two key underlying general factors that point to workforce issues in transport and logistics being a key strategic risk in future years. These are an ageing workforce and the industry's difficulty in competing generally for labour. Workforce capability in the road freight sector is also an issue of national relevance, with skills shortages being experienced Australia-wide. The transport and logistics industry makes an important contribution to the national economy, and the efficient movement of goods around the country is vital to the continued economic growth of Australia. To address potential future labour and skill shortages of drivers in the road freight sector, the Victorian Government is currently developing A Workforce Strategy for Road Freight Drivers. This issue is also currently gaining national policy attention. This paper is designed to be a companion document to the Victorian Government's freight workforce strategy, offering a more detailed analysis and coverage of wider issues, and drawing relevant links with the developing national transport policy on workforce planning and skills.


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  • Pagination: 68p

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  • Accession Number: 01382857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:35PM